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Ruben Gonzalez

the Luge Man

Three Time Olympian        Peak-Performance Expert         Motivational  Speaker

 

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"From Ordinary to Extraordinary"

 "Destined to Become the 'Rocky' of the Olympics!"

 

 

 

"Success is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you did your best to become your best."

 

                 UCLA Coach John Wooden

The most successful coach un NCAA basketball history

 

 

David vs. Goliath on Ice!

This is your opportunity to be a part of a film destined to change people’s lives. “From Ordinary to Extraordinary” is not about the Olympics or about the Olympians.

This film is about the power of the human spirit, about self discovery and trusting your instinct. About following your heart and doing what you love.

It will be a film that will leave audiences KNOWING that they CAN make their dreams come true.

Here are some of the facts...

  • 11 Athletes

  • 1 World Class Coach

  • 289 World Cup Races

  • 14 Luge Tracks

  • 15 Countries

  • 2 Vans held together by Duct Tape

  • 897 Crashes

  • 7 Flat Tires

  • 3 Dislocations

  • 97 Rolls of Duct Tape

  • 8 Totaled Sleds

  • 100s Of Hours of Sledwork

  • 85+ Miles Per Hour

  • 29 Broken Bones

  • 5 Olympic Games

  • 11 Olympic Dreams Come True

  • 1 Incredible Adventure Story!

So, what do you say? Are you up for a wild and inspiring ride?

Then, stick around to see Ruben, his luge buddies from around the world, and Coach Gunther travel across the world in pursuit of their Olympic Dreams. And through this "Motley Crew," start believing that you can realize your dreams too!

 

 The Incredible Story of 11 Unlikely Olympians

When I was training for the Olympics in the sport of luge, I was part of an international development team made up of 11 “Olympic hopefuls” from countries like, Spain, Brazil, Bermuda, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. None of these countries have snow or luge tracks.

Needless to say, none of these athletes received any financial help from their countries. We were a ragtag team that criss-crossed Europe in a couple of beat up vans. Vans actually held together with duct tape!

We slid on inferior sleds, slept in airports and cheap hotels to save precious training money, but never complained. We only had two things going for us: a burning desire to become Olympians, and a world class coach.  

We competed against teams that had sled mechanics, team doctors, massage therapists, team psychologists, and the latest technology such as wind tunnel testing. It was David vs. Goliath on ice…

We proved to the world that when the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count, because all 11 of us did become Olympians. We want to share this message so that others will know in their heart that they too can realize their dreams.

Budapest, Hungary on the way to Moscow. Who needs a new rear-view mirror when you have a roll of duct tape?

 

 

Stuck overnight in a railroad station in Russia - Down but not out.

 

Film Information

The full length documentary will be 90 minutes long. It will be shot on location at Olympic luge tracks all over the world. We will be interviewing the 11 unlikely Olympians that overcame great odds to realize their dreams.

 

  • Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning and Former Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Psychology Department will be involved.

 

  • We will submit the film to the Sundance Festival and expect it to air on PBS as well as internationally.

 

  • “From Ordinary to Extraordinary” will be part of a multi-media speaking tour across the U.S.

 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for companies interested in gaining exposure from the multi-media speaking tour that will take place across the US.

If your company believes in the power of the human spirit and in the power of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, “From Ordinary to Extraordinary” will be a great match for you.

“From Ordinary to Extraordinary” will show our failures and our struggles as we fought for our dream. That's what will make this film special. Everyday people watching our film will relate to us and will be inspired to go for their dreams. And they will associate those feelings with your company.

Your company can be a part of this project in any one of our four tiers:

 

Bronze Sponsor -  $5000 Investment

  • Special Mention of Your Company at End of movie.

  • You will receive 100 copies of the "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" DVD (a $2500 value).

 

Silver Sponsor -  $10,000 Investment

  • Your Company Name and Logo will appear on all marketing materials.

  • Special Mention of Your Company at End of movie.

  • Ruben will deliver one (1) multi-media keynote presentation for your company (a $10,000 value)

  • You will receive 100 copies of the "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" DVD (a $2500 value).

 

Gold Sponsor -  $25,000 Investment

  • Your Company Name and Logo will appear on all marketing materials.

  • Special Mention of Your Company at Beginning and End of movie.

  • Ruben will deliver two (2) multi-media keynote presentations for your company (a $20,000 value)

  • You will receive 150 copies of the "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" DVD (a $3750 value).

 

Platinum Sponsor -   $50,000 Investment

  • Your Company's 30 Second Commercial will appear at the end of all DVDs (Your Company provides the advertisement)

  • Your Company Name and Logo will appear on all marketing materials.

  • Special Mention of Your Company at Beginning and End of movie.

  • Ruben will deliver three (3) multi-media keynote presentations for your company (a $30,000 value).

  • You will receive 300 copies of the "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" DVD (a $7500 value).

  • Your Company's CEO (or other key officer of your choice) will be the Executive Producer of the film.

 

For more information, contact:

 Three-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez – 832-689-8282 (Houston)

ruben@thelugeman.com

  

Flat tire in Czechoslovakia

 

 Team picture in Germany

 

St. Moritz crash - totaled sled, broken hand, end of season.

 

Opening Ceremonies at the Olympics!

Moral: There will be struggles to overcome on the way to success. But if you want your dream bad enough to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, success is just a matter of time. Our story takes the excuses away because we were not great athletes and we has no resources. We were ordinary people with extraordinary dreams and the willingness to persevere.

This film will make people go for their dreams and they will associate your company's name with that feeling of hope in the future.

 

For more information call:

 Three-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez – 832-689-8282 (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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